Power pop is a mixture of hard rock with pop music to product a style of music which was extremely popular in the early days of rock music. The term was coined by Pete Townshend of The Who in the mid-1960s the first true power pop did not appear till the early 70s. One of the first was the Raspberries who combined influences like the Who, the Byrds, the Beach Boys, and the Beatles to make pop music with a harder edge.
Bands Big Star and Badfinger also joined the ranks of power pop bands. Bands like Cheap Trick and The Knack took power pop into the mainstream. It suffered a huge decline at the end of the 70's with the popularity of progressive rock.
In the late 80s power pop experienced a resurgence. Bands like Teenage Fanclub, Jellyfish and the Posies. Combining power pop and glam rock bands new power pop bands eventually broke into the mainstream with the triumph of Weezer in the middle 90s. Other acts like Nirvana and Oasis of the grunge genre showed the influences of power pop continuing the roots of the movement into a new genre.
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